In the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s proposal to ban transgender troops from military service, Los Angeles singer-songwriter Wrabel joined a team of musicians to create a video for Billboard & GLAAD to support trans rights. He continues to champion the issue with the moving music video for “The Village”, which follows a transgender teen struggling to find acceptance.
The five-minute video doesn’t shy away from highlighting the daily struggles of many transgender teenagers, beginning with a scene in which the protagonist’s father bursts in on their attempting to conceal their breasts with tape. “In nature, a flock will attack any bird that is more colorful than the others because being different is seen as a threat,” reads the video’s opening titles.
Watch the complete, thought-provoking video for “The Village,” which is “dedicated to all the colorful birds,” here: